What a trip! Get nostalgic with these 9 retro podcasts

Society & Culture July 16, 2022

Let those nostalgia waves roll over you with these podcasts reliving the ’70s, ’80s, ‘90s, 2000s, and today. We’ve rounded up a Hollywood history podcast, shows celebrating iconic pop culture moments, and way more. For deep-dives into classic shows and year recaps, check out “Big Orange Couch: The ’90s Nickelodeon Podcast.”

If you’re looking for era-specific content, tune into podcasts covering the ’70s and ’80s. If fashion is your focus, a Vogue podcast dives into the 2000s. There are a few general retro podcasts too, reveling in vintage TV shows, music, movies, and culture from way back when.

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You Must Remember This

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Karina Longworth’s “You Must Remember This” examines Hollywood’s forgotten history, scandals, and behind-the-scenes stories with a different focus each season. This season’s theme was “The Erotic 80s” covering topics like MTV aesthetics, films like Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and heartthrobs like Kevin Costner. Prior seasons explored Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, 1950s Gossip Girls Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper, and way more. Tune in for weekly episodes running less than 90 minutes on average.

Knockback: The Retro and Nostalgia Podcast

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Brothers Colin and Dagan Moriarty are throwing it back with all things retro on their weekly series. Hear episodes on classics like The Legend of Zelda, The Terminator, Linkin Park’s album Hybrid Theory, and nostalgic topics like swimming pools – just to name a few. This series is presented by Last Stand Media.

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In VOGUE: The 2000s

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“In VOGUE: The 2000s” examines how fashion melded with pop culture and powered a “global entertainment engine” sweeping in talents like Nicholas Ghesquière and rising brands like Juicy Couture. An episode explores Carrie Bradshaw’s fashion influence on the 2000s with Sex and the City‘s Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and stylist Patricia Field. Learn how 9/11 impacted the fashion world and how the Met Gala became the Superbowl equivalent of fashion. This season also chats with supermodel Gisele Bündchen who impacted the fashion world while rising as an international celebrity.

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Big Orange Couch: The 90s Nickelodeon Podcast

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For over 200 episodes, “Big Orange Couch: The 90s Nickelodeon Podcast” has revisited Nickelodeon classics like Are You Afraid of the Dark, CatDog, Rocket Power, The Angry Beavers, favorite holiday-themed episodes, and more 1990s nostalgia. Tune in for episodes on Nickelodeon trivia and favorite X-Files episode round-ups. There are year-in-review episodes unpacking pop culture, events, movies, TV shows, albums, songs, music, video games, books, and Nickelodeon shows.

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Stuck in the ’80s Podcast

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Stuck in the ’80s Podcast” runs the gamut of ’80s nostalgia and covers music, TV, pop culture, and more in over 640 episodes. They’ll chat with guests like In Search of Tomorrow’s director David Weiner, Modern English’s Robbie Grey, and author Brooke Vitale. Ultravox frontman and Live Aid and Band Aid co-founder Midge Ure joined an episode to chat about touring with Howard Jones and his music projects. In other episodes host Steve Spears shares favorite ’80s commercials and TV ad jingles, hits from specific years, ’80s heartthrobs, and more.

For the Record: the 70s

For the Record: The 70s

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“For the Record: The 70s” explores a vast assortment of music genres that shaped the ’70s and culture that followed. Tune in for documentary-style episodes on country, soul, disco, punk, pop, rock, and more. Recent episodes dug into the ’70s hip hop roots and women like Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, and Chrissie Hynde who rocked the ’70s.

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“SATURDAY MORNING REWIND” interviews cartoon voice actors from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and today. Host Tim Nydell and guests will also chat about favorite retro cartoons, TV shows, and video games. Hear from One Hundred and One Dalmatians’ Lisa Davis, Catherine Disher (voice of X-Men’s Jean Grey), Steve Whitmire (Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the Rat) and more in over 200 episodes.

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The Nostalgic Millennial

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Every other Thursday, “The Nostalgic Millennial” travels back to the ’90s to look at shows, movies, games, and more things that shaped the era. Tune in for hot takes on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Pokémon, and analyses of iconic shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark. Other episodes dive deep into N64 Games, “Edutainment” like Oregon Trail and Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego, and more.

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Fly on the Wall

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Dive into SNL’s hilarious trove of memories with hosts Dana Carvey, David Spade, and special guests. SNL cast members, hosts, musical guests, and writers will recap favorite skits, behind-the-scenes moments, favorite characters they played, and so much more. Tune in for conversations with Chris Rock, Rob Lowe, Tom Hanks, Tina Fey, Darrell Hammond, Kevin Nealon, Jon Lovitz, Martin Short, Melanie Hutsell, Ana Gasteyer, Tim Meadows, Laraine Newman, and Will Forte.

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